Brett Anderson

Dodgers' spending spree on pitchers has paid off with depth and NL's best ERA

Dodgers' spending spree on pitchers has paid off with depth and NL's best ERA

On the first of May, the New York Mets put their ace on the disabled list. They already were two starting pitchers down to start the season. As the team sank toward last place, their general manager said he might need to find arms outside the organization.

The Angels also have an ace on the disabled list. Two of their starting pitchers are sidelined for the season, and another went on the disabled list last week. The Angels patched the latest holes with a career reliever with a 5.00 earned-run average and a 27-year-old with a lively arm, a poor track record and one major league victory to his credit.

The Dodgers have four starting pitchers on the disabled list. Rich Hill,...

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